Augmented Reality in 1968

The Sword of Damocles was the name for the mechanical tracking system and not the head-mounted display, and is widely considered to be the first augmented reality HMD system, although Morton Heilig had already created a similar apparatus (known as “Stereoscopic-Television Apparatus for Individual Use” or “Telesphere Mask”) earlier, patented in 1960.

The Sword of Damocles was created in 1968 by computer scientist Ivan Sutherland with the help of his students. More at Wikipedia.

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